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Be an information detective

Be an information detective

Compare a text and a picture and spot the inconsistencies between the two, in this simple exercise to help develop children's reading comprehension skills.
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Year 6 proofreading: editing and improving

Year 6 proofreading: editing and improving

This information text needs punctuating and dividing into paragraphs. Try to include punctuation marks like semi colons, brackets and dashes, too.
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Year 5 proofreading: formal and informal language

Year 5 proofreading: formal and informal language

Billy has written a letter to try to persuade his local council that a new park is needed in the area. The language is very informal. Do you think his letter will be taken seriously? Your task is to keep the ideas in the letter the same but rewrite it using the more appropriate formal language that is needed when writing a persuasive letter to someone you don’t know.
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Year 4 proofreading: organising information into paragraphs

Year 4 proofreading: organising information into paragraphs

Paragraphs are used to split writing into sections; each paragraph is about a different topic. Can you cut out these sentences and organise them into paragraph groups?
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Write a non-fiction report worksheet

Write a non-fiction report

Help your child write about a day out to a museum or gallery with a non-fiction report template, perfect for Year 2 learners and new writers.
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Book reviews activity pack

Book reviews activity pack

Help your child explore books and language with TheSchoolRun's Book reviews activity pack, a huge collection of reading comprehension and creative writing resources for Year 1 to Year 6.
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Writing an informal letter worksheet

Writing an informal letter

Have a look at this text message from Jamie to his mum. Does the language sound appropriate? Then see if you can re-write this message as an informal letter. Think about including slang (but no text-speak!), different punctuation and first names.
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Formal letter-writing worksheet

Formal letter-writing

In the letter below a child is writing to his head teacher to demand justice. Do you think his head teacher will be impressed? Would the writer be more likely to be listened to if he wrote in a more formal style?
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Using formal and informal language worksheet

Using formal and informal language

A formal letter and an informal letter has been cut up into pieces. Can you cut out the pieces and piece them back into two letters?
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Formal and informal language worksheet

Formal and informal language

In everyday life we often to choose to write in formal or informal language, depending on what we’re writing and who we’re writing to. Look at the two letters below. Discuss which bits of each letter are formal and informal with an adult. Can you underline and label certain features?
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Super slogans worksheet

Super slogans!

It’s not just poetry that uses figurative, poetic language. Advertising slogans use a range of language techniques to persuade us to buy a product or favour a particular brand. See if you can identify the techniques used in these fake slogans.
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Inference skills worksheet

Inference skills

Skilled writers often use a technique we might call ‘show not tell’. They use the actions of characters, or the situation they find themselves in, to tell us more about them, rather than spelling their meaning out and explaining it to us directly. Can you use your inference skills on this passage?
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Writing task: Your first day back at school

Writing task: Your first day back at school

Can you remember your first day back to school this year? How did you feel? Did you have a new teacher? Can you describe your teacher? What did you do on your first day? Did you make any new friends? Write a few sentences to describe what your first day was like.
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Writing research notes using a spider diagram worksheet

Writing research notes using a spider diagram

Decide on a habitat that you want to research. Then use this spider diagram to make notes on your habitat.
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Using research notes to write an information text worksheet

Using research notes to write an information text

Using information you have found out and presented in a spider diagram, write up an information text about a habitat.
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Statement, question, exclamation or command? Football worksheet

Statement, question, exclamation or command?

Are these sentences statements, questions, exclamations or commands? Cut them out and sort them into four piles
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Plan and write your own argument text

Plan and write your own argument text

Think about an interesting subject that you feel strongly about. You are going to write one argument text FOR the subject and one argument text AGAINST the subject. Start by doing some research
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Features of an argument text

Features of an argument text

Argument texts are non-fiction texts that show someone’s point of view about a particular subject. Go through both 'An argument for zoos' and 'An argument against zoos' and see if you can answer these questions.
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Writing an appeal

Writing an appeal

A poster is designed to find a volunteer to search for the goblin and his magical potion (from the story 'The goblin's curse'). What do you think it said? Include: an eye-catching title; a colourful picture; information about the problem and how it needs to be solved; adjectives to describe the type of person who needs to come forward; a reward.
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Writing a biography

Writing a biography

Use this biography writing frame to write a biography. Think about where your pictures and captions are going to go and where you will position each paragraph. Don't forget all the important features of a biography!
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